Ben Roethlisberger placed his deep pass down the sideline in a perfect spot and the receiver leaped over the cornerback to make a perfect Antonio Brown catch.

Except that was not Antonio Brown who caught that ball Wednesday in the Steelers’ practice, it was halfback Le’Veon Bell. And to hear him say it, there might be more like it starting Sunday night at Heinz Field.

“It was a ’go’ ball,” Bell said, describing the deep pass. “Ben threw a great ball. I did a great job tracking the ball, getting my feet in bounds and making the catch.”

Bell is back from his three-game suspension and he has added even more to the versatility that made him an All-Pro back in 2014. He caught 83 passes that season but rarely was he sent on deep routes.

“I want to be a player for all aspects of the game,” Bell said. “I want to catch short passes, down the field, whatever it may be. Run after (the catch), everything.”

Everyone knows he can run, as evidenced by his 1,361 yards rushing in that 2014 season. It’s his versatility as a receiver as well that prompts many to call him the best back in the NFL. Now, he and the Steelers are trying to expand that role.

“I think this year we started in camp and OTAs running [deep patterns] a lot more,” Bell said. “I feel I can get open.”

Suspended ... again

Randy Gregory was suspended for 10 games by the NFL on top of the four-game ban the Dallas defensive end was already serving for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Decker’s injury

Eric Decker sat out his second straight practice with a shoulder injury, increasing the possibility he could miss the New York Jets’ game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Decker did not even participate in stretching with the team Thursday, standing on the sideline in street clothes while his teammates practiced.

“It’s a concern,” coach Todd Bowles said of whether it could be a multi-week injury. “Hopefully it’s not, but if it is, we’re getting other guys ready to play. I’ll see where he is [Friday] before I can make a decision on how serious, or not serious it is.”

Bowles said Wednesday that Decker would probably have an MRI on the shoulder, but that still hadn’t happened as of Thursday afternoon.

Lady Gaga to sing

It’s official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show.

The NFL and Pepsi announced Thursday that the pop star will take the stage Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Gaga sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl this year in Santa Clara, California.

Gaga will release a new album, “Joanne,” on Oct. 21. The Grammy winner’s hits include “Poker Face,” “Bad Romance,” “Born This Way” and “Applause.”